HBAA committee names five new faces

The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) has announced its new executive committee, a move that sees five new faces join the panel. Hotel Brokers International managing director Des Mclaughlin takes over responsibility for the marketing committee from Trinity Conferences managing director Jacqui Kavanagh at the end of 2007, while Juliet Price (head of operations at Hotelzon UK) is the new head of the training committee. Price takes over the position from Chris Madge, who assumes new responsibilities as HBAA vice chairman. Elsewhere BSI commercial director Trevor Elswood replaces Olive 360’s Sarah Jones as head of the technology committee and Susanna Bridge (director of corporate relations at Infotel Solutions) will be responsible for the event committee. Bridge takes over the position from PHR’s Jonathan Ashley-Cowan who is stepping down in January 2008. The final appointment sees Stephen Usher (House of Usher) named as the new head of the HBAA membership committee, replacing David Moss from Virtuoso. “It is always great to see some new blood coming through with fresh ideas and ensuring we continue to move the association forward in these exciting times,” HBAA chair Sue Burgess said.

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